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Dr Nicholas Webb

Honorary Professor of Paediatric Nephrology and Consultant Paediatric Nephrologist


BMedSci BM BS DM (with distinction) FRCP FRCPCH

Special Interests:

Clinical Paediatric Nephrology with a focus on nephrotic syndrome, kidney transplantation, chronic kidney disease and hypertension. Clinical trials of new therapies in childhood kidney disease.


Professor Nick Webb graduated in medicine from the University of Nottingham in 1986 and trained in Paediatric Nephrology in Melbourne, Brisbane, Toronto and Manchester. He was appointed Consultant Paediatric Nephrologist at the Royal Manchester Children's Hospital in 1994 and was appointed Honorary Professor in Paediatric Nephrology at the University of Manchester in 2013. He is a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians and a Fellow of the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health. He has extensive experience in all areas of Paediatric Nephrology, though holds a subspecialty interest in childhood nephrotic syndrome, kidney transplantation, chronic kidney disease and hypertension. His current research grant income is in excess of £2 million, predominantly from the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) and he has written more than one hundred peer reviewed medical publications. His major area of research interest is in clinical trials of new medicinal products in children with renal disease. He is Chief Investigator of the PREDNOS and PREDNOS 2 studies, NIHR funded national multicentre trials comparing different prednisolone regimens for the treatment of children presenting with nephrotic syndrome. Professor Webb is Director of the NIHR / Wellcome Trust Manchester Clinical Research Facility having previously led the development of the Children’s Clinical Research Facility based in the Royal Manchester Children's Hospital. He is the editor of Clinical Paediatric Nephrology (3rd Edition) and the Oxford Specialist Handbook of Paediatric Nephrology (1st and 2nd Editions), two major international textbooks of Paediatric Nephrology published by Oxford University Press. He is also on the editorial board of the scientific journal Pediatric Transplantation.